***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Yes, I and many others here own a pair. I have a picture but not one in the wild. I'm sure someone will come along shortly and provide one or two. In the meantime you can always conduct a search of the thread or view all pictures in this thread to see some. I think they are great looking boots, and apparently so do some of the people that saw me wearing them, at least thats what they said.
     
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  2. aldenfan

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    JCrew Alden captoe video:

     
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  3. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    These are all I have but not really in the wild...
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    I'm not really a boot person, but these are great; very versatile! Although I love the exotic shell offerings, I've come to the conclusion that color 8, while common and widely available, is king! [​IMG]
     
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  4. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    RTP and aldenfan, thank you both. Exotics are very nice. Until I actually owned an Alden Ravello shoe I hadn't understood why they were so coveted. Cigar is a beautiful colour also. Still, I find myself most often wearing my #8's.
     
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  5. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    PSA: BB has a deal ending today; $100 off your purchase of $600 and $200 off your purchase of $800. It includes their shell offerings... the underrated Alden for BB PTB, Plaza lasted wingtip bals (at least very similar to plaza), and others would go for $567 plus tax (shipping included). Not sure I can afford it right now, but not sure I can afford not to pass it up right now with all of the price hikes! Some great color 8 offerings...
     
  6. Olifter

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    I doubt you're the only one. I have five pair of Aldens, all shell, and I wear them all. I have three or four AEs I wear, and a couple of older (one refurbished), made in the US, J&Ms. Maybe a few other AEs and one J&M I seldom wear. Most are balmorals, three, maybe four bluchers. I wear a suit every day. I suppose your work requirements dictate what your wear as well as personal taste. As for colors, black and burgundy, #8, of course, one cigar, one brown and one walnut. The major reasons I wear relatively expensive, well made shoes, are: 1. Foot comfort and support. 2. They last much longer and I believe are, therefore, cheaper in the long run. 3. They look better.
     
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    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Olifter, I definitely agree on reasons one, two, and three.
     
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    Hello All SFers! I am fairly new to the forum and have become slightly obsessed with Alden shell boots. My personal favorites are Wingtips, Cap Toe, and NST/Tanker. After going through numerous pages on this thread, I thought it would be useful to compile a list of potential upcoming offerings. I am also working on a list of past offerings so we can all see what has been available and when. With the recent cordovan shortages it seems that things are on an approximate 2 year cycle. Anyway, here is what I have so far. Please feel free to add.

    Upcoming Projects

    Leffot

    Day Tripper Boot
    Cap Toe
    Grant Last
    Eyelets and Speed hooks
    Ravello Cordovan (on order, waiting for confirmation)

    Naval Boot
    Perforated Cap Toe
    Barrie Last
    Double Leather Sole
    All eyelets
    Black Cordovan (pre-order currently up)
    Color 8 Cordovan (on order, waiting for confirmation)

    Epaulet

    Brixton
    Wingtip Boot
    Barrie Last
    All eyelets
    Ravello Cordovan (on order, 2 years and counting)

    Obscura Boot
    Medallion Cap Toe
    Leydon Last
    Commando Sole
    All eyelets
    Ravello Cordovan (on order, waiting for confirmation)

    Wingtip Boot
    Plaza Last
    Commando Sole
    Whiskey Cordovan (on order, waiting for confirmation)

    J. Gilbert

    Medallion Toe Boot (not a cap toe, similar to the Leather Soul SF boot)
    Plaza last
    Commando Sole
    Eyelets & Speed hooks
    Color 8 Cordovan (on order, waiting on confirmation)
    Black Cordovan (on order, waiting on confirmation)

    Wingtip Boot
    Plaza last
    Commando sole
    Color 8 Cordovan (on order, waiting on confirmation)
     
  9. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Should add the Alden DC cigar captoe but there are many others as well
     
  10. macjedi

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    A belated THANKS ReppTiePrepster & El Argentino!!! Your advice proved to be spot on.

    ReppTiePrep - It was your post showing your new whiskey shortwing bals that spurred my interest in the tremont … they look fantastic!

    Kathy and Joe at Alden DC were very helpful. They had a 9D in whiskey that was slightly flexed on the right upper and an 8.5D on the way from Alden SF. I took their advice and had them ship me the 9D first (which is my plaza size and TTS). Unfortunately, the 9D proved to be a bit large and kinda unstable when I moved about. [​IMG]

    I contacted them about the 8.5D (which is my barrie size), which upon their inspection, had a shadowy imperfection on the left upper; near the brogueing on the vamp. They were kind enough to send a photo, but it was hard to make out. They sent the 8.5's and they fit beautifully. Unfortunately, the imperfection on the vamp is quite noticeable. It looks more like long, dark scar … a gash that I FEAR I may one day make in a perfectly good pair of shoes by tripping over something sharp. I love the shoes, but I don't think it's something I can live with and they'll have to be returned. [​IMG]

    The good news is I now know my Tremont size. It's my Barrie size!

    You guys were right!!! … for me anyway :)

    Thanks again!!

    P.S - As a "consolation" … I was able to grab a Whiskey LWB from Alden SF that's in perfect condition and fits great. I'm still evaluating, but I think they're keepers! [​IMG]
     
  11. JermynStreet

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    unfortunately I think Alden bans its retail partners from EVER putting something on sale.
     
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    I've always prounouced blucher with a ch as in chacha. He prounouces it with a hard "k".
     
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    I just purchased Leffot Atom SW in Cigar. :) No matter what it's a sweet make up that I could not miss.

    On Tremont last I went with my Barrie size which is 8.5D. When I wear Barrie, I still have a bit of room so I hope it will work.

    Unfortunately my brand new Whiskey LWB will have to go back to Alden SF. If anyone wants a pair and in Canada, just let me know and it's yours otherwise they are gone tomorrow.
     
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  14. rydenfan

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    Congrats! I am sure they will look killer. Please post pics once they arrive
     
  15. Michael Haines

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    I have that exact penny shipping to me Monday. I will send you a IRL pic
     
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